Category Archives: Quilting Tips Series

The Ultimate Seam Guide just got ‘Ultimate-er’

fast2sew Ultimate Seam Guide by Annis Clapp for C&T Publishing

Have you had an ‘ah-ha’ moment? The kind that urges you to drop whatever you are doing and check to see if your idea works? That is exactly what happened to Annis Clapp, the designer of the Ultimate Seam Guide not too long ago…. As Annis says, “I was taking a short break to watch […]

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Print on Demand—what is that, anyway?

Sally Collins teaches you Precision Piecing DVD

Print on Demand (POD) books are titles that are no longer available but have been re-released because folks are still excited about them even if they’re not the latest because a lot of them are still the greatest! With over 150 titles now available and more being added all the time, PODs are here to […]

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“Quilting Tips from the Technical Editors” Takes a Hiatus

Quilting Tips from the Tech Editors

The Technical Editors here at C&T have been publishing tips on this blog for two years. They’ve posted over 30 tips, covering topics from beginning piecing to binding and everything in between. Now it’s time to take a break. You can always access the tips by clicking on the Quilting Tips Series in the categories […]

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Quiltmaking Tips: An Easier Way to Finish Your Binding

Quilting Tips from the Tech Editors

I’ve always finished my binding by sewing the beginning end to the ending end using a diagonal seam. But trying to get the two ends right sides together at right angles, then drawing and sewing on that diagonal line (see our previous post: Quliting Tips: Binding) can be difficult and a bit unwieldy. This past […]

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Quilting Tips: Backstitching seams

When piecing blocks, quilters take a personal approach to backstitching their seams. A common method is not to backstitch when seams will cross. However, if backstitching is desired, here is one way to minimize the multiple layers of stitches: Insert the sewing machine needle about the length of 3 stitches into the seam line, while […]

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